Men in social work : challenging or reproducing an unequal gender regime?

Pease, Bob 2011, Men in social work : challenging or reproducing an unequal gender regime?, Affilia : Journal of women and social work, Online First, pp. 1-14.

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Title Men in social work : challenging or reproducing an unequal gender regime?
Author(s) Pease, Bob
Journal name Affilia : Journal of women and social work
Season Online First
Start page 1
End page 14
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0886-1099
Keyword(s) female majority profession
gender regime
men in social work
profeminist practice
Summary This article is concerned with the reproduction of gender inequality in social work and the extent to which the presence of men in the profession challenges discriminatory processes and occupational segregation. Although it is argued that men need to take more responsibility for caring roles in professions like social work, many of the rationales for encouraging more men to enter social work are unlikely to support alternative masculinities that will challenge gender inequalities. Only a profeminist commitment informing antisexist practices will enable men to address gender inequality in social work.
Language eng
Field of Research 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940113 Gender and Sexualities
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041150

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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